Navigation Links
Alzheimer's Prevention Registry Reaches Recruitment Milestone of 40,000 Individuals

PHOENIX, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Prevention Registry today reached a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer's by enrolling the 40,000th volunteer interested in participating in major studies of the disease. Championed by Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) and in collaboration with partnering organizations and leading scientists, the online Registry ( aims to accelerate research by connecting healthy individuals who are committed to preventing Alzheimer's with scientists carrying out the studies.

"Every person who joins is helping to further research and is bringing us one step closer to unlocking the mysteries of this devastating disease," said Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D., principal scientist at BAI and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative (API). "We're excited about the momentum of current prevention research, as many studies begin to recruit and the Registry plays a crucial role in overcoming recruitment barriers."

The Registry is unique in that anyone 18 or older with a passion for combating Alzheimer's can be linked to researchers seeking a cure or a new treatment. It was created as part of the API, an international collaborative launched in 2011 to accelerate the pace of research.

Alzheimer's begins developing in the brain long before any symptoms appear - a critical "silent" period during which scientists believe the disease could be slowed or even stopped. But researchers say that cutting-edge research can be delayed, sometimes by years, because of the difficulty of finding sufficient numbers of volunteers.  Clinical trials sometimes need to screen tens of thousands of individuals in order to find the hundreds of participants who fit the trial criteria.

As Alzheimer's remains the only disease among the top 10 causes of death that has no cure or treatment, the Registry is urgently pushing to accelerate the pace of much-needed research by recruitment both in the U.S. and internationally. Registry members also receive regular updates on the latest scientific advances, and news and information on overall brain health, Langbaum said.

Alzheimer's is a debilitating and incurable disease that affects as many as five million Americans age 65 and older. Without the discovery of successful prevention therapies, the number of U.S. cases is projected to nearly triple by 2050.

For more information, or to sign up, visit the Registry at

SOURCE Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Copyright©2014 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Janssen Research & Development Submits XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) to U.S. FDA for the Treatment and Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism
2. New Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Drug Prevention
3. Tethys Bioscience and Lose it! Announce a Strategic Partnership to Support Diabetes Prevention
4. Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Announces Clinical Hold of Clinical Trials Evaluating IB1001 for the Treatment and Prevention of Bleeding in Hemophilia B
5. Joslin Diabetes Center Convenes Leaders in Diabetes Prevention, Treatment, Payment, Education and Research at Diabetes Innovation 2012
6. Berg Pharma launches clinical trial on BPM 31543 for prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA)
7. PRA Participates in Landmark Alzheimers Prevention Clinical Trial
8. Verathon, maker of BladderScan bladder volume ultrasound, provides new, free CAUTI prevention educational materials online to help nurses and infection preventionists reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
9. DePuy Mitek Expands Commitment To Youth Sports Safety Through New Sports Injury Prevention Program
10. Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative Launches Awareness Campaign
11. Daiichi Sankyo Completes Enrolment in Hokusai - VTE, investigating once-daily Edoxaban in the Largest Single Phase 3 Study for the Treatment and Prevention of Recurrence of VTE
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015 Mexico Healthcare and Life Sciences Report ... 2015 . --> Pharmaboardroom releases its new 98-page ... Latin America , a country of over 122 million people. ... over 122 million people. --> It offers companies, investors, ... sciences insights into the second largest pharma and healthcare market in ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Nov. 29, 2015   Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, ... solutions at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America ... McCormick Place in Chicago . Visitors ... the company,s broad portfolio of integrated Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical ... increase clinical performance, improve workflow and create a superior ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Pays-Bas, November 27, 2015 ... traitement photodynamique au Bremachlorin contre le cancer avancé. ... consistant à combiner l,immunothérapie au traitement photodynamique au ... --> Une nouvelle approche consistant à ... le cancer avancé.    Clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/30/2015)... Grove, IL (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... for an emerging pharmaceutical company. Because it is so important to this key industry ... “Success Factors in your IND Filing” on December 4th at 11am EST. , Federal ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... interactions could be of critical importance to the medical schools of the future. ... exhibited its healthcare suite at the 2015 ChangeMedEd conference in Chicago, organized by ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... Inc. are pleased to announce their strategic partnership at the Radiological Society ... Transcription Service, Inc., and Winscribe, global providers of cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Bayco Products, Inc today announced the introduction of three ... in a choice of three different colors; red ( NSP-1632 ), yellow ( NSP-1634 ) ... to 18 hours in constant-on mode, or 27 hours in blinking strobe mode using a ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... The Cyber Monday deal is a deep 40% or more discount on ... get gifts for the skin care lover in your circle. Each Christmas, Sublime Beauty ... year, the 3 serums are staples: Collagen, Retinol and Hyaluronic Serums. , Stocking stuffers like ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):